(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin caused a bit of a stir Thursday when a tweet from conservative commentator Ann Coulter appeared on a list of her account’s favorite tweets.
The tweet showed a picture of a sign outside “The Blood of Jesus ATLAH World Missionary Church” in New York. The sign read: “The blood of Jesus against Obama history made 4 Nov 2008 a Taliban Muslim illegally elected president USA:Hussein.”
(CNN) – Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva has won a fifth term in the U.S. House after narrowly defeating Republican Ruth McClung, a physicist, according to a CNN projection. Grijalva prevailed with 49 percent of the vote, compared to 45 percent to McClung.
(CNN) - Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray will serve a fourth term in the Senate after challenger Dino Rossi conceded Thursday, two days after Election Day.
Murray held a 2 point lead with 82 percent of the vote counted Thursday night.
"This evening, I called Sen. Murray to offer my congratulations on her re-election to the U.S. Senate," Rossi said in a statement.
Washington (CNN) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is being encouraged to stay on by colleagues, but insists she hasn't made a final decision about whether to make a run for House Minority Leader when Republicans take control in January.
"I've gotten a positive response, but I haven't gone to a place where I've made a decision about that," said Pelosi in an interview with the Huffington Post.
Washington (CNN) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell might not have gotten the majority he was hoping for on Election day– but he is still found the results "satisfying."
"I'm going to be the leader of a much larger army and that's a much better problem to have," McConnell, of Kentucky, said in an interview on CNN's John King, USA.
(CNN) - In a sign that big changes are coming soon in the House of Representatives, there's literally a new sign in the Capitol basement that reads "Office of GOP Transition."
In smaller type is the name of Oregon Republican Greg Walden, who was tapped by Minority Leader John Boehner the day after the election to head up the transition.
(CNN) - Likely House Speaker Rep. John Boehner thinks the president is in "denial" over the recent Republican take-over of the House.
"There seems to be some denial on the part of the president and other Democrat leaders of the message that was sent by the American people," Boehner told ABC's Diane Sawyer. "You would think that the other party would understand that the American people have clearly repudiated the policies that they put forward the last 2 years."
(CNN) - Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has narrowly won his bid for a full term in Illinois, CNN projects. He defeated Republican challenger Bill Brady and three other minor candidates. Quinn was lieutenant governor in 2009 when the Illniois state Senate removed then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office.
Washington (CNN) – Watching President Obama react to what he called his "shellacking" in the midterm elections had me remembering then-President Bill Clinton back on November 9, 1994 - the day after he and his fellow Democrats lost control of the House and the Senate.
I was then CNN's Senior White House correspondent and I vividly remember attending Clinton's news conference. Like Obama this week, he was humble in defeat.
(CNN) - House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner made the case for why he should be the new House Speaker in a letter to new members Thursday.
In the letter posted on his website, Boehner stressed his "humble beginnings" and said only in America would he have the opportunity to serve as Speaker.